United in Prayer

As I live alone most of my praying is done with no-one else present. That is fine, I find a place that is comfortable and quiet and have a conversation with God. This means that without any distraction I can concentrate on prayer and the conversation I am having. But I’m sure God doesn’t want us always to prayer alone. He made us for fellowship and He knows the power of corporate prayer.

By praying with others, a solid and united prayer is going up to heaven. When we are praying together there is also the opportunity to be vulnerable about our struggles. It is only too easy to give the appearance of having everything together in our Christian life. What a privilege it is to hear of others’ difficulties and to have the opportunity to jointly pray about them.

The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes ‘Two are better than one,’ and Jesus says ‘where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst.’

The writer of Hebrews reminds us, ‘Let us consider how we might spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together as some are i n the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.

And James 5:16 says ‘Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.